Putin appointed new Head of MIA Investigative Department
Before the appointment, Alexander Romanov served as the Deputy Head of the MIA General Administration in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Alexander Romanov as the Head of the MIA Investigations Department, according to Gazeta.Ru source in law enforcement agencies.
Earlier, Romanov served as the Deputy Head of the MIA General Administration in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region.
In November, Vladimir Putin dismissed officials, who had violated his ban to be elected in the Russian Academy of Sciences, including Alexander Savenkov, the former Head the MIA Investigations Department.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).